Law Enforcement

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service law enforcement officers have a wide variety of duties and responsibilities. Officers help visitors understand and obey wildlife protection laws. They work closely with state and local government offices to enforce federal, state and refuge hunting regulations that protect migratory birds and other game species from illegal take and preserve legitimate hunting opportunities. Some other duties include patrolling closed areas or Wilderness areas, maintaining relationships with neighboring landowners, maintaining refuge boundaries and participating in public events related to refuge issues. 

  • To report a violation on Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge: 
    Monday through Friday (7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.), please call the Refuge Headquarters at (505) 864-4021. 
  • After hours or on weekends, please call (575) 518-8098.  

For injured wildlife, please contact Wildlife Rescue of New Mexico, a qualified wildlife clinic located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Their telephone number is: (505) 344-2500.